• How to Answer: “Tell Me About Yourself”
    It seems like such a simple question, but “tell me about yourself” is notorious for wrecking many interviewees’ chances to make positive first impressions. Turns out there’s a simple formula, and we’ve got you covered.
  • Why You Should Start Working on Your New Year’s Career Resolutions Now
    When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, if procrastination is one habit you’re trying to break, there’s no time like the present to start cobbling together a career improvement list. Why start early? Find out.
  • 5 Things to Be Thankful For at Your Job Every Day
    Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s going wrong at work, we forget to be thankful for what’s good about our jobs. Ironically, reflecting on what we have to be grateful for can relieve some of the stress that makes us focus on the negativity in the first place. While every person’s experience ...
  • The Etiquette Of Writing And Receiving Recommendation Letters
    At some point in your career, you'll either need a recommendation letter, or you'll be asked to write one. Probably both. The letter might be part of a grad school application, required for a continuing education scholarship or even part of a job application. Whether you're doing the asking or th...
  • How to Highlight Your Military Accomplishments on Your Resume
    One of the first hurdles to cross is writing a good resume. As with any other type of job or career shift, it's important to tailor your resume in such a way that employers see why they want to hire you.
  • Your Guide To Heading Back To The Workforce After Years Of Absence
    Raising children, caring for a parent or downsized during a downturn—career breaks are becoming increasingly common. No matter the cause for your employment gap, there are steps you can take to smooth your re-entry. Here’s our advice.
  • 3 Traps to Avoid When You Start a New Job
    It’s hard to be new on the job. Avoid the following three traps to increase your chances of being successful in your new role.
  • The Job Candidate’s Online Reputation is Horrible—Here’s what to do.
    What happens when you do a little digging on a job candidate and discover they have a horrible online reputation? Do you move on to someone else or keep them in the hiring process? Read our take.
  • How to Prep for a Job Interview
    Despite the good feelings associated with the prospect of actually landing the job, most people suffer some level of anxiety before the interview. Find out how to be prepared as you can possibly be before going in.
  • What to Do When You Hear Rumors of Layoffs
    Layoffs: While there might not be a way to avoid the stress and anxiety, there are certainly things you can do to be prepared for a layoff cycle. Read on for all tips.
  • Why You Need to Take a Personal Day Once in a While
    Feeling anxious or guilty about taking a day off from work? Read on as to why you should take a personal day.
  • What To Do When You Hate Your Job
    Do you hate your job? Would you rather wash broken dishes than go to work? If you're nodding with a pained expression, you belong in the overcrowded hate-my-job camp. Just don’t stay too long.
  • 5 Things to Know When You Search for Jobs in DC
    Washington, D.C., is a dynamic area to work in with plenty of opportunities. According to a spring 2015 survey conducted, Washington placed tenth in its top 25 cities for jobs. At that time there were 116,770 job openings in the District.
  • Worst Email Mistakes and How to Fix Them
    One big email goof can create a lot of embarrassment or give a poor impression, but if you get yourself in the professional groove before hitting that send button, you can avoid most of the common email mistakes.
  • Internal and External Impact of High Employee Turnover
    While some industries anticipate employees coming and going and are prepared for it, others struggle with a high level of employee turnover. Find out what's causing it.
  • How to Develop Better Work-Life Balance
    Ah, the dreaded question of striking the perfect work-life balance. Many struggle with it, few have solved the riddle. A recent article would suggest we still have a long way to go: according to ABC, last year more than 25 million Americans (roughly 20.5 percent of the total workforce) reported h...
  • Cracking the Job Code: Landing a Career in the U.S. Government
    Maybe you’ve heard through the grapevine that getting a federal job is too difficult, too competitive and too long of a process. Well, it’s time to put away your Grapes of Wrath, because my new government insider, Corliss Jackson, is about to share her secret recipe for federal job success.
  • Top 8 Places To Live If You Work In SE DC
    The Southeast quadrant of Washington, DC, is a busy place. Working in SE DC? Here are the top 8 places you should live.